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Red Pill ExampleA conversation with my son (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by 1TonyLaRocca

Last week, I took my kids to Coney Island. As we walked along the boardwalk, we passed what Spongebob calls "Muscle Beach." My son asked me why anyone would want to work out where everyone could see.

"The same reason you see girls walking around in bikinis," I said. "They have nice bodies, and want to show them off."

He looked at me in shock. "But it's what's on the inside that matters. They shouldn't care about that."

I laughed. "Look," I said, "There's a huge difference in the world between the way people 'should' act, and the way they do. You have to deal with people they way they really are, not how you think they 'should' act, or who they claim to be."

He got that stubborn look on his face that said this went against everything school, TV, and movies had taught him. "But it's who you are inside that matters."

"Right," I said, "and being kind and honest are important. But I want you to seriously consider this: Even though some people have more inherent athletic ability than others, no guy is born with a Schwarzenegger body. It takes discipline to eat right and work out every day. It's not easy for anyone. It takes hard work to care about yourself, to make a real commitment to improve in any field, and see it through. Self respect comes after you do something to respect yourself for- not before. It goes for anything: writing, drawing, playing an instrument, coding, schoolwork, or your job. What you're seeing is the end result. If girls are attracted to them, it's because their bodies are showing them who they are on the inside: they're men with those qualities."

I know I'm fighting years of media indoctrination, but hopefully the seed will settle and grow.


[–]bakbakgoesherthroat 394 points395 points  (45 children)

I wish my dad had to talked to me about this stuff. Good parental guidance can put you miles ahead of other people in your age group.

[–]boredepression 168 points169 points  (36 children)

My dad never talked to me about girls except to try and embarase me when there was an intimate scene on tv :/ I am SO glad TRP exists.

[–]docbloodmoney 135 points136 points  (32 children)

only thing my dad ever really told me about women is not to get married

[–]Endorsed ContributorMarsupian 149 points150 points  (3 children)

At least thats some solid advice.

[–]MaxV331 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's really the best advice you can give , it's one fiancial risk you can easily avoid.

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    [–]King_Groovy 29 points30 points  (22 children)

    my father's advice about women was "The longer the legs, the bigger the snatch".... true story

    [–]Strongbhoy 20 points21 points  (4 children)

    Apparently my Great-Gramps advice to my Grandfather was "make sure she has thick ankles, that means she's a good worker".

    This is what happens when a weightlifter meets a cook in a mining camp back before the first world war.

    [–]King_Groovy 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    yes, apparently you can't go wrong with a sturdy woman. I've heard that before, as well

    [–]Endorsed ContributorObio1 55 points56 points  (0 children)

    Gramps told me (true story) to always "Treat a whore like a lady and a lady like a whore"

    ...when I was 9.

    He was awesome.

    [–]keytoimmortality 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    My great grandpa to my dad (we're all short asses) - "it doesn't matter how tall you are, women are all the same height lying down"

    [–]through_a_ways 1 point2 points  (15 children)

    Black people have longer legs, and black women are known for....yeah.

    Asian people have longer torsos, and...yep.

    [–]newmeforever 1 point2 points  (13 children)

    CAn you explain this for me? I guess i dont know the generalizations.

    [–]through_a_ways 1 point2 points  (9 children)

    Cold adapted people have shorter limbs and thicker bodies in order to conserve heat.

    Hot adapted people have longer limbs and thinner bodies to radiate heat.

    Africans are very hot adapted, Asians are very cold adapted. Europeans are in the middle, being descended from both hot and cold adapted populations.

    As for the snatch thing, I have no idea if it's true.

    [–]1oldredder 21 points22 points  (8 children)

    except this makes no sense because Nordic people are very tall, from the cold, and South American natives are all very short compared to most people in the world and it's hot as fuck there.

    This is pseudo-science nonsense.

    [–]OccamGywnn561 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    But it gets very cold in south america

    [–]1oldredder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Only in the temperate zone closer to Antarctica. Much of the hot zones of South America are hot steaming jungle with very short native people.

    [–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Scandinavians are tall so they can see over the snow. I live among the Finns of North America. Toivo says so.

    [–]through_a_ways -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

    height =/= body proportions, and height has increased significantly through non-genetic means in the last century.

    Europeans are descended in significant part from warm adapted peoples.

    South American natives are descended from cold adapted peoples who experienced warm environments for a relatively short time of their existence (<10,000 years). Polynesians have the same body types as northeast Asians, despite living in fairly hot climates.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen%27s_rule

    Incidentally, this is probably part of the reason why blacks have a stereotype of being bad at swimming. The longer one's torso is, the closer their center of gravity is to their torso. If your CG is located on your torso, the thrashing of your legs makes much less of a disturbance than it would if your CG was located at your legs/knees. Intuitively, having a longer torso is a bit like having a bodyboard.

    [–]1oldredder -1 points0 points  (3 children)

    Never heard any such stereotypes about blacks being bad at swimming.

    [–]pbfryman -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

    Black=hotdog down a hallway Asian=hotdog down a pen cap More or less

    [–]AK27ABROAD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I beg to differ! My direct experience with legs and snatches refutes that claim.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    My dad always said and still does to this day, "don't get married and don't reproduce." My mom always got mad and gets even more mad today. Now I just smile and say "still haven't." cue more wining from mother

    When I was young I would think it was a joke because almost 100% of what he says is. Now I realize a lot of his "jokes" have a lot of truth to them.

    [–]BakoMack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    when I was 8 years old my dad told me " if you cut that thang off you will own a castle" echoes in my head from time to time

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      [–]laere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      My dad is pretty good with girls, but he'd always try and set me up with fucking hideous women.

      "She's cute why don't you want to go out with her?" (about a 5/10)

      Fucking kidding me.

      [–]Temptationn 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      Coming from being raised in a house full of women and still living with them. I can confirm I wish I had a male figure like this in my life. If I didn't find this sub in time I would've been doomed like my uncle is.

      [–]Shabbatastic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      All I got from my dad was "You've been blown out more times than a windsock".... Thanks dad !

      [–]linenoize 3 points4 points  (4 children)

      deleted What is this?

      [–]Endorsed ContributorRedBigMan 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      Look at the sidebar... theres RedPillParenting

      [–]linenoize 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      deleted What is this?

      [–]slavetothought 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This is like exactly why we have the red pill

      [–]1CowardlyPetrov 71 points72 points  (79 children)

      He got that stubborn look on his face that said this went against everything school, TV, and movies had taught him.

      This sort of thing REALLY makes me want to get my future kids away from all this shit. I don't want to have to fix broken kids. I don't want to try to undo retarded conditioning. I want to help them reach their unhindered maximum potentials.

      [–]XedtheRed 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      We turned the tv off for 5 years, came home one day and it was gone, when we got it back we had rules, we were not allowed to use it on sundays. Because sundays were family days.

      Dad hated television as it interrupted things that needed to be done around the farm. I have to say I am VERY glad he turned it off for me, I was 9 when he did it. To replace it he handed me a bag of of old tools and an old lawnmower engine.

      When i fixed that he sat me in front of an old computer and gave me books on programming and computers...I thank him greatly for that.

      He took me hunting and fishing, mom taught me how to cook and clean, taught me how to sew.

      I learned more in that 5 year span than ANY edutainment could have taught me.

      So one surefire way I know of to keep them from getting indoctrinated? Turn off the television...

      [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      Haven't had a television for about 15 years. Totally agree, it is like a sewage pipe routed into your living room.

      [–]homeliss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      And having it disguised as something delicious, and beamed into your head, while making no effort, and being convinved it's fulfilling you.

      [–]XedtheRed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Oh i have one still, but for the most part it gathers dust and i may use it to sometimes watch top gear or play a game.

      "Everything in moderation" was our marching song when i was younger.

      [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

      Just avoid TV until they are 6 or 7... too many parents use the TV as a babysitter instead of nature / real life.

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      I got tv at 12 and it still fucked me up. I watched it all day long to "make up for the lsot time". NEVER get a tv, thats useless bs at best and beta conditoning at worst.

      [–]Squeezymypenisy 6 points7 points  (25 children)

      All boys boarding school may do it. Either way you'll need some money

      [–]PrimaxAUS 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      It also hits the main value of sending your kids to private school - they aren't in the same school as the rejects that are forced to go to school. One kid can disrupt a classroom, and invariably there are plenty of them who might. The worst in my school got kicked out, and I had a pretty sane high school education experience compared to the stories my friends who went to private school tell.

      [–]newls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Having been in both systems there's almost no difference in behaviour. The big difference was in availability of sporting facilities, and there were none of those compulsory politically correct classes.

      Secondly there was a bit more of an entitlement trend in the state sector. Kids in private seemed to 'understand' how things work if that makes sense. Like that things of higher quality have higher value and that will be reflected in the price. This is just an anecdotal observation I made.

      Passion for the subject is important for teachers but in STEM subjects some teachers were grossly under-qualified in the state school and I think this is a pervasive trend. Although the government seems to be aware of this problem and encouraging STEM graduates into state sector teaching. Having a degree gives a teacher a better perspective on how a subject really works.

      [–]Endorsed ContributorTheRedPilsner 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      My sister (who is actually a pretty red pill woman) has decided to home school her children. Looking at all the bullshit that gets fed to kids these days in the public education system, I can't say that I disagree with her choice.

      [–]Squeezymypenisy 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      True, thr problem id the social interaction. My mom tells me about the kids that come into my dads office and are homeschooled. She says a lot of them are kind of anti social. The one thing school can unofficially teach you is how to act around your peers. I agree with you about the bullshit.

      [–]rpscrote 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      its why im convinced if I have children they will be going to private school

      [–]Dark_Shroud 16 points17 points  (4 children)

      This is why private and charter schools are important.

      Also why Obama and many Dems are against child vouchers to allow regular and poor people access to private schools. Plus teachers unions hate them.

      [–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 1 point2 points  (3 children)

      Private and charter often means parochial, and my experience with parochial was not a good one. Two hours of bible study every day, one hour of math flash cards once a week, zero science. I already read at the college level so I had no problem there. The added bullshit of religion and outright racism and bigotry made my classmates and I into little bigots, which I was fortunate enough to see through.

      The reason vouchers for those schools are opposed is simply the separation of church and state. You can't use public funds for religious advancement, promotion, or anything else. Republicans who understand our Constitution know that, it's the god on the brain types who want a theocracy that cant grasp it.

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      Yup, I went to a private Christian school and they wasted 1 1/2 hours a day teaching us from a book of fiction which cut into our learning time for actual subjects that have real uses. Funny thing is every single one of my friends who graduated from that place are no longer Christian haha.

      [–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I'm the only atheist from my class. A friend of mine who is six years younger is as well. The rest of them are all jesus nutters as far as I can tell. Living in rural nowhere it's not surprising, they never leave the bubble of religion, they're always in the echo chamber.

      [–]Dark_Shroud 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I had bible class, yet my school was always in the top ten of my state, usually the top five.

      [–]laere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      This is why I don't want kids anymore. I could do everything possible in the fucking world to prevent conditioning, but the kid being sheltered from other kids and everything else just feels wrong.

      Fuck having kids anymore man. A part of me wants them (biological imperative and whatever) but I couldn't bring my kid into this dump ass world. Just. cannot. fucking. do. it.

      [–]1oldredder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      All the more reason I don't want to marry a modern/Western bitch just to have babies. If I say no but she insists, my choices are to let my child be indoctrinated because of her ignorance or stubbornness or to get divorce-raped.

      That's a great choice, isn't it?

      [–]Steve_Wiener -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

      Yeah, if a father was involved with his kids life he shouldn't have let them become indoctrinated/influenced by movies/TV or school to begin with.

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        [–]Steve_Wiener 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I disagree. He could sit his son down and address it specifically. He could teach his son real values and RP knowledge. He could teach his son that most of what he sees on television/movies is fantasy and degenerate garbage. I actually think these things are your responsibility as a father and you should be involved in the psychological development of your child.

        [–]jmottram08 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Agree.

        Obviously a conversation is better than none... but by this point the kid should have seen enough media with his father to know his view on it.

        At the same time, an 8 year old should be in sports. There is a really easy tie-in with athletic ability there that could be made. "If its whats on the inside that counts, do you want (the fat kid on every team that sucks and is on the bench most games) to play on the team all of the time? Do you like losing games or winning them? "

        [–]roteroktober 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        GWW mentioned this: school is like practice for real society. your kid will have to be able to pretend and put up appearances.

        it has to learn that there are many people out to manpulate and feed him bullshit and it has to learn how to deal with it. how to figure out whats bullshit and whats not, when to speak up and when to shut up, when to be honest and when to lie your ass off.

        it eventually has to become part of the system, its better to go into school knowing they are out to indoctrinate you a certain way and learn to handle that.

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        [–]yaysmr 77 points78 points  (4 children)

        Its simply a form of signalling.

        For guys, a built up body can signal things like:

        I have an abundance of food (indicating some level of wealth) and enough free time to devote to fitness, yet I also have the discipline and drive to keep up this physique. I value my own health. I take pride in my appearance, and I am not the type to cut corners to succeed. I have a lot of energy and stamina. AND that he's aware that he is sending this message to others and takes care about cultivating a good image.

        Since fitness is a costly signal that cannot be easily faked (you can only achieve a nice physique by true effort, no shortcuts allow you to replicate it) its a reliable one.

        Conversely the fat lady waddling down the street is signalling that she has an abundance of food and yet cannot control her consumption, she lacks the drive to follow through on lengthy but rewarding projects, is okay with the health penalties (or deluding herself about them) AND that she is apparently fine with or oblivious to the signals she sends.

        Talk about how you are 'on the inside' all you like, but your outside is the message you're transmitting to everyone 24/7.

        Conscientious people care about the message they send out, so there's a meta-message being sent by having a good message: I know that you're watching, and I aim to impress you.

        I always analogize it to somebody's personal vehicle(women seem to understand the importance of having a clean, tidy vehicle):

        If you see somebody with a car that has scratches and big dents, making weird noises and spewing strange fluids and smoke, and visible trash piled inside you will make some judgments about them:

        • Possibly a bad/inattentive driver
        • Either too lazy or too poor to get repairs
        • Lacking in any mechanical repair skills
        • Something of a slob
        • not concerned about reliability and maintaining their things in good condition and, finally,
        • that they're okay telegraphing all of the above to the world. Is it because they DGaF, or are they too shortsighted to consider this?

        Conclusion: This person should probably ride the bus, and you probably have no interest in getting to know them.

        IF you can see why your car might send this message and how people might receive it, you should also get why your body sends even louder signals of the same type, based on how you take care of it.

        They may be a really nice, intelligent, and entertaining person when you get to know them, but if they can't be arsed to maintain their car/body, they can't be surprised that others judge them on that. And if they're too oblivious to consider the message their car/body sends, that in itself is a signal.

        [–]TheAceOfHearts 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        A lot of the people that I know that own very nice cars have gotten their windows busted and something stolen a multitude of times. I keep what most people would consider a bit of a run-down car from the outside (it has a few scratches and bumps from when I bought it) and have never had any kind of issues. I take it in for maintenance regularly and it runs without a hitch, even if it doesn't look as nice on the outside. Is it really worth spending the extra cash?

        [–]yaysmr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        You're using signaling for the opposite effect.

        "This car has nothing in it worth stealing, this car is not worth the trouble to steal."

        All else being equal the thief will pick the expensive looking car over the beater, even if you keep a bag full of cash in the trunk of your car, since they have to choose based on what they can see.

        Is it really worth spending the extra cash?

        All else being equal, the woman you're eying up will probably choose the guy with the nice car too. For similar reasons, but different intent.

        If you are okay with that, then fine, whatevs. The car runs, it runs. The extra money to modify the signal you send makes a difference, but its up to you if you care about that difference.

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        Evolutionary scientists propose that exaggerated secondary sexual characteristics are cues of genes that increase offspring viability or reproductive success. In six studies the hypothesis that muscularity is one such cue is tested. As predicted, women rate muscular men as sexier, more physically dominant and volatile, and less committed to their mates than nonmuscular men. Consistent with the inverted-U hypothesis of masculine traits, men with moderate muscularity are rated most attractive. Consistent with past research on fitness cues, across two measures, women indicate that their most recent shortterm sex partners were more muscular than their other sex partners (ds = .36, .47). Across three studies, when controlling for other characteristics (e.g., body fat), muscular men rate their bodies as sexier to women (partial rs = .49-.62) and report more lifetime sex partners (partial rs = .20-.27), short-term partners (partial rs = .25-.28), and more affairs with mated women (partial r = .28).

        D. A. Frederick and M. G. Haselton. Why is muscularity sexy? tests of the fitness indicator hypothesis. Personal and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33:1167–1183, 2007.

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          [–]Squeezymypenisy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          How about be fit? Or be toned?

          [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          I know in the US you'd be cutting out 70% of the population if you said no to obesity, but... it needs to be said no to.

          [–]Endorsed ContributorMarsupian 12 points13 points  (1 child)

          Collar bones are pretty low requirement imo. If I cant see collar bones she's probably too fat for my taste. Hip bones are also pretty easy to spot. I dont need them sticking out but if they aren't visible she's probably too fat for me.

          [–]through_a_ways 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Yeah, collar bones are very easy to see, even on most fat people.

          [–]DestroyAllBarriers 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Haha definitely using a variation of this.

          [–]philovivero 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          I just looked around at all the women in the city*. I think he probably needs to mention not-being-fat a couple more times.

          • And fuck. I live in Los Angeles. Seriously, women. Don't be fat.

          [–]TRP Vanguard: "Dark Triad Expert"IllimitableMan 47 points48 points  (3 children)

          I think you spun the whole "their bodies are a good physical indicator of what's on the inside thing" very well.

          Fucked up straight up talk won't work, but eh.

          I guess this is why all the rich get their kids privately educated. Not just for prestige, but to avoid all the nonsense drilled into kids at state school.

          [–]2Overkillengine 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          but to avoid all the nonsense drilled into kids at state school.

          The very same nonsense they probably paid a tidy sum to have legislated.

          [–]creepyguy13 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          Awesome, you don't understand how many of us wish we had somebody to tell us useful things like this growing up.

          [–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 122 points123 points  (35 children)

          I think the best way to teach your son about human nature isn't to tell him. If you tell him he will disagree becausr of the BF Skinner pstchological conditioning aka school and he will have his opinion while you will have yours. You have to show your son human nature.

          If Mommy or Auntie say that its what on the inside that counts its time for a field trip. Its time for a field trip into their fucking purse.

          Hey mommy if its what's on the inside that counts then why do you carry makeup everywhere you go? That right there is a learning opportunity.

          There truly is a war for your son's mind. They want him to be a weak beta bitch boy. You as a father are completely outgunned and outnumbered. Don't fight fair you don't have that luxury.

          Also for the love of God play chess with your son.

          [–]trp_ta 31 points32 points  (1 child)

          Also for the love of God play chess with your son.

          Yes. I would add poker as an essential game: teaches how to take calculated risks, how to read tells and personalities, how and when to bluff, and how to stay cool under pressure.

          [–]throwawaymatthew 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          also teaches you to be analytical and objective with money.

          [–]AlphaJesus 22 points23 points  (18 children)

          Chess? Why? I'm just curious. I value your insight highly and I would like to hear you elaborate more.

          [–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 62 points63 points  (12 children)

          Because it teaches patience, logical thinking, long term planning and is highly competitive. Its an amazing tool for developing a childs mind and it's a game so you won't faxe resistance.

          [–]Endorsed ContributorMetalgear222 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          can confirm. My dad showed me chess and my malleable mind ate up that shit up so fast at 8 years old that in 6 months I was beating everyone.

          For science, my dad was a 1800+ rating player. The equivalent of your average senior high school chess club president.

          [–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Chessmaster grandmaster edition is a good chess program to try

          [–]AlphaJesus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Thanks dude. I'll remember that.

          [–]RedEmbrace 8 points9 points  (6 children)

          Playing isn't teaching though, nor playing is understanding. One might play the guitar for 10 years and merely know 4 chords. "Time spent being a player" doesn't equal to "actual skill level".

          My point is to be able to draw "logical thinking and long term planning" components from playing chess you have to be a decent player to start with.

          [–]jmottram08 25 points26 points  (3 children)

          My point is to be able to draw "logical thinking and long term planning" components from playing chess you have to be a decent player to start with.

          And to be a decent player, you have to start playing.

          Start playing with your son. He will want to beat you so much that he will do the research and practice and try and get better.

          If he ever starts to mirror, beat him with fool's mate. Tell him that he was beat by one of the oldest tricks. That should cause him to at least look up some strategy.

          Don't let him win. It then turns into a time wasting feelgoodery.

          [–]RedEmbrace 18 points19 points  (2 children)

          There is this concept called "flow". It is one of the crucial topics in psychology and is also applicable to a learning process.

          It is a concept about motivation, about what makes a person keep going. It can be summarized in one picture, however I'd like to give an explanation.

          If you never let your son win, he will give up. There should be a tangible goal to aim for, not some random "to beat my father", especially if there isn't the slightest of understanding how to and where to even start.

          This is where good teaching comes into play: a decent mentor can keep a person in the flow so his scholar will be incredibly motivated without even noticing.

          When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' © Lao Tzu

          I'm not saying you should let your pupil win continuously or occasionally, but he should see "the light at the end of the tunnel" so to speak. There should be smaller tasks to achieve.

          Understanding the "Why" is the reason one can rearrange his own knowledge bits into new patterns. It is the difference between mindless operating like a machine and being an intelligent human being. Understanding the "why"s is difficult for any task and requires some kind of mentor.

          [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          I loved playing Chess with my dad and uncle when I was a kid. I loved it even though I didn't win. Not even once. But they were (or at least pretended to be) surprised how difficult it was to beat me and that the game was even until I made some mistake. Now that I think about it, they probably were drunk most of the time when we played. Anyway, this was the "light at the end of the tunnel" that motivated me. When I later played against friends, I had a great time (mostly winning).

          [–]icallmyselfmonster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I think you will like this video : The Neurochemistry of Flow States, with Steven Kotler

          [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

          Playing isn't teaching though, nor playing is understanding.

          As a highly rated chess player, I've gotta say it really is.

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          You are dead right. Add impulse control to that list....

          [–]CrimsonAcid93 7 points8 points  (4 children)

          I play chess competitively. One thing i've noted about life is that you can read moves much like you would in chess. You start being able to see how all the other people around you are going to play their cards before they do again, much like chess. Proficiency in any classic board game (Chess, Checkers, othello, mancala for christs sake) tends to give you this ability. It helps a lot being able to think ahead of the other men around me.

          [–]AlphaJesus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Thanks for your insight as well. That makes alot of sense.

          [–]rpscrote 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          watch out for false confidence as the range of human behavior is vastly more complicated and open than the limited options present in a game like chess. People frequently make highly illogical decisions based on emotion, which can manifest in a lot of very weird and unpredictable manners.

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Also for the love of God play chess with your son.

          Completely agree (or Shogi, or Go). Games of strategy, requiring discipline of thought, thinking through consequences, thinking ahead.

          [–]esco_ 3 points4 points  (11 children)

          BF Skinner was a radical behaviourist - he was interested in how people and animals behaved, not their thoughts and feelings

          Don't sully his name by linking him with the modern education system if you have no fucken idea who he is

          [–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 3 points4 points  (3 children)

          Well BF Skinners Research is currently being used to reprogram people. Also skinner made a baby fear bunnies and seriously fucked that baby up.

          [–]esco_ -1 points0 points  (2 children)

          He made a baby fear bunnies... so what? thats a simple generalisation experiment and nothing to do with modern schooling

          Also no idea what you mean by "reprogram people"

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            [–]esco_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            i implied nothing of the sort

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            [–]HowlingPantherWolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            your body is a reflection of your personality, willpower and many other positive traits,

            oh come on, that's an outright lie. Take the boss of Abercrombie & Fitch as a random example. The man is downright ugly, but still runs one of the biggest clothing brands out there. So many people working in the tech industry are defenetly nowhere near being a model and yet create the most complicated systems and earn buckets of money.

            [–]jx234 12 points13 points  (6 children)

            I get where you're coming from. But men are not the same as women. You can respect a muscular man because, as you say, it reflects aspects of his character such as determination and will-power. But with women, the appearance doesn't necessarily have any relation with the character, it's just nice to look at.

            [–]King_Groovy 9 points10 points  (5 children)

            But with women, the appearance doesn't necessarily have any relation with the character, it's just nice to look at.

            true, however... women, as a species are conditioned to be entitled, cutthroat, and insecure at the same time. This is poison for the human mind. Character comes from how you metabolize that poison, and taking care of herself on the outside increases the chance of her taking care of herself on the inside

            [–]2wiseclockcounter 2 points3 points  (2 children)

            entitled, cutthroat, and insecure at the same time

            that's the perfect synopsis. Also I have to borrow the metabolism analogy. But couldn't it be said that taking care of her outside is just a manifestation of the aforementioned characteristics?

            [–]King_Groovy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            well the definition of entitled means that she feels she doesn't have to put forth any effort in order to get what she "deserves". She feels you should just hand her everything she wants, cater to her every whim, and worship her for the privilege.

            a good woman won't act like that. A good woman has respect for herself and for you. Unfortunately, good women are adrift in a sea of empty bitches

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            Someone on PPD said women need to take trips and fuck guys to "develop character" lol

            [–]Do not send modmail to my personal inboxCrazyHorseInvincible[M] 37 points38 points  (2 children)

            Welcome to /r/theredpill.

            Looks like you've never posted here before. Usually people don't do it right the first time. You did.

            That "1" you now see by your name is a mark of distinction. It usually takes people a while to get those. Wear it with pride.

            [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

            Mod shouldn't we all get those 1's since we're all special in our ways?

            [–]Do not send modmail to my personal inboxCrazyHorseInvincible[M] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            Yes, you are very special. And I have given you a special flair.

            [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            The outside is a display of what's on the inside. Being fat is a personality.

            [–]Fulp_Piction 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            "Self respect comes after you do something you respect yourself for."

            A perfect way to put it. I'm writing that one down.

            [–]Nothing_Gazes_Back 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Your son is lucky to have a father like you. Mine filled my head with bullshit for my entire youth and I snapped up every word of it because I thought that he was what a man should be. Instead, he's just a miserable workaholic that has tied his life to an undermining harpy of a woman because he refuses to bend his flawed personal morals. I wish it hadn't taken me 23 years to see that.

            [–]infiniteslinky 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            You should just show him liar liar where Jim Carey tells his son that it only matters what you look like on the inside is just something ugly people say.

            [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

            It's this. This is why I want children. I know it's going to a long shitty arduous fight, and I know I might be idealistic, but if I could just teach/prepare my children for what the world/society is and not what it's made to look like, I'd be happy. (I just reread that all, and it makes sense in my head but not out loud-too bad). Thank you for this post.

            [–]Prophet6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Awesome work. Great advice for not being picked on as well. Keep that inside you unique and sacred and think strategically about how you act.

            [–]ChairBorneMGTOW 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            This is probably one of the best anecdotes I have read on this sub in a long time.

            [–]watersign 4 points5 points  (1 child)

            this is why this country is fucked. imagine how many kids are out there with deadbeat and or absent dads who are oblivious to this sort of thing.

            [–]bonekeeper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            add to that the sense of entitlement of being told everyday by their overworked lonely single moms that cuddle them and overprotect them and give them everything they want when they want and tell them just how perfect they are just like that.

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            [–]Endorsed ContributorObio1 21 points22 points  (2 children)

            I heard the same thing from my friend's daughter who is 14. I asked her if she planned on dating a sweet man who was ugly and poor.

            Her young hamster imploded.

            [–]fnordsnord 6 points7 points  (1 child)

            I especially like tweaking women who won't date short men. Because of all the things to find unattractive, that one is the MOST impossible to change.

            [–]1oldredder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Too bad. Genetic selection. Any of us, women too, are entitled to exclude gene patterns which don't have a chance to produce desired offspring.

            [–]Vigilo_Infinite 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            You're absolutely right.

            It's not that society has lied to us when we're told "it's what's on the inside that matters", it's just that it's taken in the wrong context.

            A brilliant body, or a skill that has produced fruit from labor, refined over years, is a visual representation of what's on the inside. So, in a way it is what's inside that matters, just not in the motherly "unconditional" feminine verson of "even fat people need to be excepted" way.

            [–]2BigBottlesOfWater 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Even if it doesn't help your son, it still hits a chord with me. I'm not active on the sub, but I do follow it. Those are wise words.

            [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            kid needs you to tell this to him. don't let him turn into a bred blue piller who is going to be mounted first by society and then by his wife who turns into his ex wife

            [–]ramot1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            My dad made sarcastic remarks about every girl I ever dated. But he made the same mistakes with his own women that he chastised me for. He had four wives throughout his life, and ended up alone. He condemned marriage, but did it himself four times.

            I stopped after 2 marriages. Never again. I am not saying that he never taught me anything. He taught me to stop repeating his mistakes.

            [–]XedtheRed 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            My dad always told me Who I am matters, and if your a good man, your outsides will grow to match whats inside.

            But as with anything in life, It doesn't come for free, you have to earn it, work for it, own it.

            He taught me not to act like an entitled little prick and for that I thank him.

            [–]RedditLovsCensorship 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            no guy is born with a Schwarzenegger body. It takes discipline to eat right and work out every day

            And roids...don't forget roids. Not saying you can't get a nice body without them, but there is a point that you can't reach if you are 'full natty'. It's important to realize this, because no matter how hard you work out with good form and nutrition, you will tell yourself that you are doing things seriously wrong if you really buy into the idea that most of your fitness idols are fully natural like they love to pretend to be.

            [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Something from a while back sticks with me. "Your body is an outward reflection of your inner values."

            [–]Sir_Shitlord_focker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            If only my dad was this wise.

            [–]moiez326 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Youre the father i never had, the father i never wanted but the father i needed.

            [–]Jigsus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            I think he was a little young for such a talk.

            [–]xcallide 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            could have worded it to be more consumable for the kid. part of the reason why the red pill is disliked is the language with which it is spread. within the red pill subreddit, its a no-nonsense area; outside, we need to ease people into the ideas if we really want the message to spread. i would have said: "the outside matters too, because people who go to the gym a lot and exercise a lot... they are not lazy. people who are healthy are not lazy. well, not all the time. a person that was unlucky and born without legs cant run, so they cant get healthy by running. they could lift weights, but they cant do everything that normal people like you and me. so be thankful for your body and respect your body by exercising." thats more or less what i would say to my younger brother. otherwise, it would be great to see RP kids that have the lost values of duty, respect, and above all loyalty

            [–]trpobserver 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Thanks for reminding me how beta my dad was

            [–]rossiFan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            I can assure everyone that I've started "de-programming" my son, and he's only 13.

            [–]ShazzMichaels 2 points3 points  (1 child)

            Trust me what you're saying goes a long long way. I was lucky enough to be raised by a very red pill set of parents.

            [–]aditas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            You are right. The kid got the message. It is now gospel to him. Well done dad.

            [–]AlphaJesus 1 point2 points  (2 children)

            My dad used to call me a faggot and used to hit me. The only time I got any "Father-son" talks was when he used to wake me up at night in a drunken stupor and he would quietly teach me how to cook. Then he would hold back tears and tell me he loved me. This happened only on like 3 occassions. I consider myself an orphan.

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              [–]AlphaJesus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Your exactly right. By proclamation of my past I just like to point out the fact that some of us are here because of broken family units.

              It can sound like whatever it feels like but I know where I stand.

              Standing straight or held straight.

              I stand now.

              I do however acknowledge my faults and shortcomings only as a means of understanding my weakness so I may make it my strength.

              I see a lack of comfortability with vulnerability here and I find that unhealthy for the human soul.

              So as a man who lives an acta non verba lifestyle I'm vulnerable first so others may follow.

              It's a method to my madness.

              We are all RP men here but let's not deny our humanity and our nature as humans to be social creatures.

              A lack of a father is a devasting thing to a child. Or atleast a positive patriarchal fathure figure.

              One day I'll have a son and it will be my greatest privledge to be the dad to him that my father wasn't to me.

              [–]dirtybucks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

              Good job, i wish I had a red pill dad.

              [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

              Stop wishing. We who didn't have it are better off now that we realism the truth. I'll welcome death before I'll let myself be like my dad. If I had a red pill dad it would be easy to ignore the red pill truths. We learnt it the hard way. The best way. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and be better. Period.

              [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              Amen. I'll never be like my dad neither.

              [–]AntixD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I never watched tv growing up,my dad was strict about it,only at the end of the term I used to get to a bit,you should do that with your son,let him read instead,I used to read a lot and it's definitely better

              [–]Jimmypickles 0 points1 point  (1 child)

              I live on Coney Island (Brighton), by "Muscle Beach" I assume you mean that one pull up bar and bits of playground equipment that everyone (myself included) work out on.

              [–]1TonyLaRocca[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Pretty much, over by the Wonder Wheel.

              [–]robertpaulsontitties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              "But it's what's on the inside that matters. They shouldn't care about that."

              You gave a good answer but I still think you're buying into the media framework to some extent by phrasing it as how people "should" act. There is no "should" about it. Both the inside and the outside matter to everyone and there is nothing wrong with that. It's just a matter of how honest we are about it. Your follow up argument that, in essence, the outside often reflects the inside is rock solid.

              [–]TheRedThrowAwayPill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              You're me? Huh.

              So, is there a new roller coaster over there? And is the shooting range still there?

              [–]climb026 0 points1 point  (1 child)

              Just out of curiosity, how old is your son?

              [–]alreadyredschool 0 points1 point  (1 child)

              Your inside only matters for what it makes you do. Nicely said, you didn't gone overt way and told him that girls are extremely shallow.

              What I expected was something like "go read the sidebar"

              [–]1oldredder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              If there's any man with a right and the right place/time to lay down the full red pill deal on how women are, it's a man talking to his son to save him from indoctrination and misery before it's too late. It's not like room-mates or co-workers or random strangers.

              [–]whatgold -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

              He looked at me in shock. "But it's what's on the inside that matters. They shouldn't care about that."

              Pretty terrible father if you've let him live under this degree of mind control.

              You must be divorced and he lives with his mother or something, only thing that makes sense for him to drift this far.

              [–]1oldredder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              By law kids must go to school. School is where this indoctrination happens.

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